We highly recommend, on your next trip to San Francisco, that you take the time to tour Alcatraz Island.
(Boarding the ferry to Alcatraz)
(A view of "The Rock" as we approached the island on a typical San Francisco foggy AM}
Narrated by one of the actual guards from Alcatraz, the tour moves at a comfortable pace. Highlights include the isolation D block, actual stories from former prisoners and details of some of the most famous escape attempts.
(exterior of the building)
As odd as it sounds, the experience is fun and educational for the whole family.
(one of the cell blocks inside the prison)
And the view back to San Francisco isn't bad either.....